Did YOU receive an ebook reading device for Christmas? Neither did most other people!

Did YOU receive an ebook reading device for Christmas? Neither did most other people!


I watched countless relative open gifts over Christmas. Not one of them received a Kindle, or any other dedicated ebook reading device. Furthermore, I don’t know of any family member who has bought an ebook reading device over not only the past year, but the past several years.

Last week, we published information on how ebook sales continue to dive. This is good news for our kids…who spend far too much time on electronics. Mason (age 13) received seven print books for Christmas. Two of them are on acting for kids. He loved being in the Christmas musical so much that he’s auditioning for a local production of Annie in two weeks. Last night, he watched the movie for the first time. He became very annoyed when he realized I knew all of the songs by heart from the years I was in choir when a teenager. Ha ha ha.

In other news, I’m sick. It’s not the flu because there’s no fever. Just your standard head cold. And, almost everyone else in the family is sick, too, including our grandbabies (in fact, one of them started it). We’re dropping like flies. I was doing better earlier in the week. But, we had family in town, and numerous get-togethers and dinners planned, and I spent more time running all over than resting. And, now I’m paying the price.

The worst part about me being sick is I get very cranky. I can’t seem to help it. Being uncomfortable, whether it’s from a sore throat or simply stubbing my toe, just makes me so darned mad! And, I don’t like to be cranky so that makes me even more mad! So, I’m trying to keep my mouth shut, and muscle through it without whining too loudly. I am very happy to back on board No Tan Lines, and sleeping in my own bed.


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About The Author


Angela Hoy is the publisher of WritersWeekly.com, the author of 19 books, and the co-owner of BookLocker.com (one of the original POD publishers that still gets books to market in less than a month), PubPreppers.com (print and ebook design for authors who truly want to self-publish), and Abuzz Press (the publishing co-op that charges no setup fees).

Angela has lived and traveled across the U.S. with her kids in an RV, settled in a river-side home in Bradenton, FL, and lived on a 52 ft Irwin sailboat. Angela now resides on a mountaintop in Northwest Georgia, where she plans to spend the rest of her days bird watching, gardening, hiking, and taking in all of the amazing sunrises.

WritersWeekly.com - the free marketing ezine for writers, which features new paying markets and freelance job listings every Wednesday.

BookLocker.com - According to attorney Mark Levine, author of The Fine Print, BookLocker is: "As close to perfection as you're going to find in the world of ebook and POD publishing. The ebook royalties are the highest I've ever seen, and the print royalties are better than average. BookLocker understands what new authors experience, and have put together a package that is the best in the business. You can't go wrong here. Plus, they're selective and won't publish any manuscript just because it's accompanied by a check. Also, the web site is well trafficked. If you can find a POD or epublisher with as much integrity and dedication to selling authors' books, but with lower POD publishing fees, please let me know."

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3 Responses to "Did YOU receive an ebook reading device for Christmas? Neither did most other people!"

  1. Pamela Allegretto  January 4, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    That is so exciting that Mason is auditioning for Annie. Sorry you’re down and out with a cold. Colds can really sap your energy AND make you cranky. A simple head cold only seems simple until you have it yourself. They truly do suck. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

  2. wmba dams  January 3, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    get well. get rested. stay rested
    you do NOT want the flu and they say it will be bad this year.
    try echinacea to help boost your immune system too.

    • By Angela Hoy - Publisher of WritersWeekly.com  January 6, 2020 at 12:21 pm

      I am feeling MUCH better!! Just needed to get back to MY bed and be back on my vitamin and rest regimen, along with gobs of tea. 😉